Monday, March 9, 2009

Lots to talk about!

I am sorry this post is a bit late! I have been sick and it has really drained me. I am feeling better now though!
Guess what today is?? Give up?? It is my wedding anniversary! My wonderful hubby and I have been blissfully married for 8 years now!

Onto stitchy stuff . . .

My friend Maria made me an awesome deal on some magazines. I had mentioned on one of the message boards that I go to that I wanted to start a magazine collection and asked if anyone had some they would sale for cheap. Maria responded back and said she would go through hers. She ended up sending me at least 40 magazines and about a dozen leaflets for a great price. Please visit her web page. She makes and sales some gorgeous items!!!

I am also very excited because I won a drawing for some new stash!!! Amy was holding a drawing for her Blogaversary and she picked me! She said that it will be stitching/stash items. So I am so excited and can not wait to see what she sends me!! I just can not believe that I won!

I went mini goodie shopping the other day. We actually went out of town but did not have the finances to buy much, so I went mini goodie shopping! LOL

I also have to share a couple more things. The thread on the left (down) was from a great stitcher friend from another message board that I go to. I had actually asked for small airplane charts and she traded me for a few. She threw in a great surprise and added some thread! The book is from another lady on the boards who was giving some things away from her stash as she was cleaning and I asked for this little book. I have never learned any specialty stitches, so I am hoping that this little book helps me learn a few!

I have not had a lot of time for stitching this last week. I did manage to get more of the back stitching done on the Collector piece though.
I have started a little stitch for my step-mom's birthday! My husband will be doing small wood carvings for this one as well! Can not wait to see how it turns out!!! Oh and I am stitching it on evenweave! I have never tried anything but Aida before due to being scared! LOL But I finally took the plunge and so far, I love it!!!!! I am not sure about the count but I am thinking 28. I am stitching 2 over and my X's look about the same size as 14 count Aida. Anyway, I think that I could get use to using the evenweave it!!

Well, guess that is about all for this time!
Until next time, happy stitching!


Beth said...

Happy Anniversary, Cindy!

I love your mini goodies! The purple tulip ribbon will come in handy for spring time finishes.

Another great book for learning specialty stitches is The Cross Stitcher's Bible. You can find it use in very good condition on Amazon for about $1, plus shipping. My friend Debi was lucky enough to find it for a penny!


Kendra said...

That stitching book looks very interesting! I haven't seen that one before. And congrats on making that "scary" step from aida to evenweave...LOL! I was the same way when I first tried it, but now I prefer evenweaves/linens to aida, anyday.

Happy anniversary!

Meari said...

Happy Anniversary! Nice goodies you've acquired. I hope you feel better soon.

Lynn said...

HAPPY HAPPY Anniversary to you both!
And lucky you on the rest of your stash aquirements! It's always fun getting new things both when buying and from those in the same hobbies and interests! Enjoy your day!

Carolyn NC said...

Congrats on just about everything! Your anniversary, stash, winning, and stitching! Have a wonderful day.

Cheryl said...

Happy Anniversary!
I remember when i switched from Aida...once i had i never looked back LOL i always stitch on linen now

Natasha said...

Happy Anniversary!!


Ranae said...

Happy Anniversary!!!
Hey! gooodies are goodies no matter how small.
The book looks interesting, you will have to share what you learn from it.

Juls said...

Happy Anniversary!!!
Thanks for visiting my blog! And yes it is a lap frame and I love it! That lapframe is for my scroll rods and I got it at Michael' from American Frame Products and came in a white box...HTH. I also have an Elan lapframe for my scroll rods and it also works for scrollrods!

Chars said...

Happy Anniversary :) I hope that you both had a wonderful day filled with love and laughter and many more happy years to come :)

I love you WIP :)

Lisa said...

As soon as I tried evenweave and linen, that was it! I never went back to aida again. I love it and the finished piece looks soo much better on the fabric. So next step is linen and dont be scared of it, just make sure you make that first x in the right place and the rest is easy, you just have to count your holes more. hehe

Michelle. said...

Congratulations and many more anniversaries to celebrate!

I just stumbled upon your blog and will add you to my blogroll. See you around!

Mary Ann said...

Lots of nice new stitchy goodies! And, your WIP is looking great!!

Sandy said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your Husband. I love all your photos and congrats on trying the evenweave. You'll be using linen before you know it. :)

Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comments.

Rachel S said...

Happy anniversary!

Love the ribbon! Do you have any projects you plan to use it on yet?

Karen said...

Kudos on your new stash! I just love looking at older you had a blast. Hope you had a great anniversary! Happy stitches...

Heidi said...

Happy anniversary! Congrats on your gifts, they look great. Love the stitching as well. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!
You're project is coming along nicely. I love it!